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U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after Speaker John Boehner announced he would resign as Speaker of the House and retire from Congress at the end of October:

“For the last five years, Speaker Boehner has led the House of Representatives with grace and dignity. His work to protect this institution has demonstrated his deep love for the Congress and all it stands for – and his announcement today only underscores that. In the face of an intractable president and, until last year, an obstructive Democrat Senate, Speaker Boehner ushered through many significant accomplishments – including enacting $175 billion in spending cuts and stopping a host of harmful White House policies and regulations. His presence, leadership, and friendship will be deeply missed. I wish John, Debbie, and their loved ones the very best.”

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit or follow Rogers on Twitter, Instagram or on Facebook.